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    Mayor’s Update February 2017

     
    Dear Residents and Business Owners,
     
         Despite dealing with several significant time-consuming distractions which we normally don’t deal with, the Mayor and Council accomplished much for 2016.  Some of the many accomplishments included, but were not limited to, the following:
    · Styrofoam Recycling Day: Our Department of Public Works hosted our first Styrofoam recycling day.  The event was set up as a shared service with Mendham Township.  The respective Public Works Departments and Environmental Commissions worked well together to make this event a success.
    · Paving Talmadge Road:  We were able to complete the paving of the entire length of Talmadge Road.  The project, which was partially subsidized by the New Jersey Department of Transportation, came in under budget.
    · Procurement of Sidewalk Snow Plow:  This new piece of equipment arrived just in time for Blizzard Jonas in January and was used by the Public Works Department to clear most of the sidewalks leading to the Hilltop School and Mountain View School.
    · Balanced Municipal Budget:  The Mayor and Council once again delivered a balanced budget which resulted in a very minimal tax increase in the municipal portion of your tax bill.
    · New Ambulance:  The Borough took delivery of a new ambulance and converted the older one going out of service into an emergency triage support vehicle.  The vehicle presently sits outside the first aid bay.
    · Completion of the Accreditation of the Police Department:  The Rogers Group completed a multi-year review and update of our department’s policies and procedures to bring them into line with national police standards.
    · Receipt of County Grant Money to Complete the Scott Farm Trail:  The County of Morris offered grant money to municipalities who had shovel-ready projects to construct trails.  Funding was awarded to the Borough for construction of a loop trail around the Scott Farm Property on Mountainside Road which we acquired at the very end of 2015.
     
         As we begin 2017, we have a significant amount of work to tackle as a governing body.  The significant tasks in front of us include but are by no means limited to the following:
    · Deliver a Balanced Municipal Budget: Deliver a budget which results in a minimum increase in municipal taxes.
    · Appoint a New Chief Of Police:  The Mayor and Council continue to assess potential amendments to our Promotional Ordinance for the Chief of Police that will insure we select the right person who can lead the department effectively and efficiently.  We will take as much time as needed in order to do this.  In the meantime, Sgt. John Camoia will lead the department as the Officer in Charge when Chief Libertino retires at the end of the month.
    · Evaluate the Merits of Re-Organizing the Command Structure of our Police Department from a Police Chief and Four Sergeants to one that would be composed of a Police Chief, Police Lieutenant and Two Police Sergeants:  The appointment of a Police Lieutenant was recommended in the recently delivered Matrix Report that reviewed the efficiency of our police department.  It was recommended by the State Chiefs of Police Association and endorsed by leaders of the local PBA during a meeting Mr. Merkt and I had in July of 2016.   The full governing body will have a thorough public deliberation on this possible re-structure with input from OIC Camoia.
     

    Sincerely,

    Neil Henry
    Mayor, Mendham Borough

     
     






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